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12-01-2012, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Gunnin54 View Post
What about Joe Thorton he doesn't have a cup but does he deserve to goin theHoF???
I think he does, only player besides Wayne and Mario to net two consecutive seasons of 90+ assists, I believe he is also one of the highest scoring players in the last decade too. 1,000 pts in under a 1,000 games, in the low scoring era. Numerous awards. Only thing holding him back is his lack of success in the post season, which I don't think should matter THAT much. I wouldn't say he's on par with Marcel Dionne, but I do think he should be considered one of the best players without a cup in a certain era.

Anyway, I think that if you really stood out in a short period of time then you deserve to be in. Neely, I think, deserves to be in because he's in the very elusive 50/50 club and was considered one of the best players when he wasn't injured.

Ovechkin, IMO, has had an even better career then Neely so far. Even in a poor year he's still 5th in the league for goals.

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